Make this delicious, savory and easy Pork Stew Recipe for a weeknight meal that is hearty and comforting!
Pork is much more than the “other white meat.” It’s affordable, nutritious, and tastes great! In this stew recipe, tender cubes of pork are gently simmered in a seasoned broth with onions and tomatoes. Then it’s served plain or over egg noodles. Not only is it savory and filling, this pork stew is also super easy, which makes it perfect for busy days and chilly nights! And don’t forget the leftovers for handy and delicious lunches.
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Why We Love Pork Stew!
- A selection of pork stew meat recipes should be in every home cook’s arsenal because pork is so easy to cook with! And this pork stew has the best veggies and savory seasonings that everyone will love.
- This recipe for pork stew is not only hearty and filling, but only takes a few ingredients, some seasonings, and just one pot. Easy clean-up recipes are ones worth keeping!
- Pork stew is a great recipe to cook in the Crockpot for game day parties or potlucks. Serve with a thick slice of homemade No Knead Bread to sop up all that savory broth!
What’s in Pork Stew
PORK – Any cut of pork will do! Use leftover boneless tenderloin, pork belly, pork shoulder, or even pork ribs. Just be sure the pieces are all cut uniformly so they cook at the same rate. Trimming off fat is optional! Switch out the pork for cubes of chicken, beef, leftover beef, or even a bag of frozen meatballs!
ADD-INS – A can of tomato paste, tomatoes, and carrots, give pork stew a simple, yet basic savory flavor. But feel free to add other hearty ingredients like potatoes (or sweet potatoes), chili beans, green chiles, jalapenos, or corn. Even a frozen bag of vegetable medley will add some hearty texture as well as some extra nutrition!
How to Make Pork Stew
- Brown seasoned pork in a Dutch oven.
- Deglaze the pan and add remaining ingredients, except the onions and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then simmer.
- Add onions and tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add parsley. Serve over cooked egg noodles along with a salad like this Kale Caesar Salad.
PRO TIP: Add flour mixture ingredients in step 1 to a zip-top bag. Add pork to toss. It’s an easy way to coat the pork with minimal mess.
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
- Add all ingredients to a Dutch oven.
- Cover and bake for 2 and a half to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Add ingredients to a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 8 hours until the carrots are tender, stirring occasionally.
Tips for Perfect Pork Stew
- Use a mortar and pestle to crush caraway seeds. Add the salt to help break down the caraway seed more easily.
- When using high heat, there is no need to brown the meat in batches (unless preferred).
- Chop onions, carrots, and (optional) potatoes the same size for consistent cook time.
- If choosing to add potatoes, do so along with onion and tomatoes. If using the oven method, add them after the first hour, and continue to bake for an additional 1 ½ – 2 hours.
Other Delicious Pork Recipes!
- Bone In Pork Loin Roast – easy and delicious.
- Pork Carnitas – so flavorful.
- Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe – worth the effort.
- Leftover Pulled Pork Tater Tot Casserole Recipe – 10 minute prep.
Pork Stew Recipe
- 2 ½ - 3 ½ pounds pork loin or pork shoulder, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 ½ Tablespoon flour
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons caraway seeds crushed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3 carrots sliced
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 4 cups grape tomatoes halved, or chopped tomatoes (about 18-20 plum tomatoes)(skins removed)
- ½ onion slivered lengthwise
- ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
- Mix flour, paprika, caraway seeds, salt, and pepper.
- Toss pork to coat with the flour mixture. It may not coat pork completely.
- Heat a large dutch oven or pot (cast iron pot if possible) on high with oil and saute meat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pork is browned.
- Add cider vinegar and deglaze the pan (scraping up the brown bits).
- Add chicken broth, carrots, and tomato paste. If meat is not covered, add additional broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
- Cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. If dry, add additional chicken broth.
- Add tomatoes and onions to the pot. Cook for 15 more minutes. The stew should be reduced. If not, remove lid and allow to simmer for up to 10 more minutes.
- Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve over cooked egg noodles and with a salad.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.